Abba Kyari Nigeria’s Chief of Staff, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus disease.
This is coming just days after he returned to the country from Germany where he had gone for a meeting. He was tested on arrival based on medical advice as Germany is one of the countries with the highest Coronavirus incidents.
It’s reported that Kyari’s case is so bad as he has been down since coming back. He has also gone into isolation where he will receive adequate medical attention.
Following Kyari’s contraction of the virus, President Buhari was also advised to undergo the test. He was tested and the test returned negative.
Abba Kyari had earlier written to the leadership of the national assembly on how some lawmakers returning from abroad usually evade screening for fear of testing positive.
To confirm Kyari’s plight, the PDP flag bearer in the last presidential elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has taken to social media to commiserate with Abba Kyari.
It’s also reported that the governor of Buachi state, Bala Mohammed, has gone into self-isolation since he shook hands with Mohammed Atiku, the son of the former Vice-President, who has tested positive for the disease.
Nigeria currently has 40 cases of Coronavirus, one death and 2 recoveries with Lagos being the worst hit with about 26 cases.